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Find My Past – 5 Days of free British and Irish Records

Find My Past are offering free access to British and Irish Records over the long weekend of 22nd – 26th June (ending 9am). If you are not already registered, after registration access will be free to the following datasets: Birth, Marriage, Death and Census Records from Britain and Ireland Irish Family History Records UK Parish […]

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New index at General Register Office

A welcome new improvement has just been implemented at the General Register Office. It is a new free Birth and Death Index with additional data fields. For instance, the most welcome of all: the mother’s maiden name on the birth index. The index is separate from the existing index which can be found on Free […]

New medical records on Ancestry

Joseph Lister, surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery, features in the medical directories released by Ancestry If you have ancestors involved in the medical profession in the UK and India then the latest database releases on Ancestry will certainly interest you. The new releases cover a wide range of practitioners: from doctors to midwives […]

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Shakespeare’s World project

State letters from 1533 to ca. 1630 copied ca. 1650. If you are skilful at transcribing handwriting from the 16th and 17th centuries then why not contribute to Shakespeare’s World, a project to transcribe thousands of manuscripts and documents created in and around Shakespeare’s lifetime, 1564–1616. Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., with the aid […]

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Was your ancestor a Freemason?

Ancestry.co.uk have now made available the Freemasonry Membership Registers for England 1751-1921 and Ireland 1733-1923. Containing over 2 million records, they reveal details such as name, profession, birth year and other personal information. This now makes it now very easy discover if there were Freemasons in your family. These registers list men who belonged to […]

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1939 Register online at FMP

FindmMypast in conjunction with the National Archives have published the 1939 Register for England and Wales. This Register is a very useful database for researching your ancestors as it goes some way towards bridging the information gap caused by there being no census records between 1922 and 1951. Furthermore, the 1921 census is not due […]

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